Scheduled Events

Contact: Cara Erickson
8/10/2017 (608) 216-9374

Join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center as we light up the night sky at the 15 th Annual Pipers in the Prairie & Festival Fire! A captivating and unforgettable celebration of the harvest season, our major fundraising event of the year is family-friendly and offers a unique blend of activities found nowhere else in Madison.

Location: Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona

Date/Time: Saturday, September 30 th , 4:30 pm to 8 pm

Tickets: $75/adult (18+), $25/child (ages 5-17), Children 4 and Under Free

To Register, Contact: Kelley Van Egeren at (608) 216-9373 or visit

 Complimentary Wine, Beer; Non-Alcoholic Beverages
 Hearty Hors D’oeuvres; Decadent Desserts
 Captivating Celtic music by West Wind
 Irish Dance by Cashel Dennehy
 Prairie Drama Performance by the Green Man
 Silent Auction – Online & Onsite (visit to start bidding on 8/30)
 Nature Activities for Children
 Pipers in the Prairie and Drummers on the Drumlin
 Magnificent Bonfire and More!

All proceeds Pipers in the Prairie benefit children’s environmental education at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC).

ALNC sees tens of thousands of visitors per year, with the majority of them school-aged children. Our goal is to provide all children ages 2-14 with equitable access to top-notch environmentally focused education in a setting inspired by Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. By supporting this event, you are supporting ALNC’s mission of engaging and educating current and future generations, empowering them to respect, protect and enjoy the natural world.

Pre-registration is recommended. For information or to register, please visit

Event Partners: BMO Harris Bank, DuPont, Foley; Lardner (Anne Ross), Great Dane Pub; Brewing Company Media Partners: The Cap Times, iHeart Media, Isthmus, Madison Magazine & WKOW Channel 27 In-Kind Partners: Images Plus

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